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kidney bean

noun
1.
a common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
2.
the mature kidney-shaped seed of this plant.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
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Examples from the web for kidney bean
  • Despite eight state championships, he has an ego the size of kidney bean.
  • Each corresponds to a volume about the size of a kidney bean.
  • The perennial plants have kidney bean-shaped leaves with scalloped leaf margins and small purplish blue flowers.
  • Dark red in color, small red beans are also smoother in taste and texture than the dark red kidney bean.
  • The reduced kidney bean production has resulted in price increases for a variety of pulses, including white and red kidney beans.
  • Also, the leaf is distinctly kidney bean shaped overall.
British Dictionary definitions for kidney bean

kidney bean

noun
1.
any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
2.
the seed of any of these beans
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